The Privilege of Facebook
I remember when I was a freshman in college in 2004 and a girl on my hall was talking about Facebook. Face-what? I had no clue what she was talking about and then she started telling me that its this thing that students in one college can use to talk to other people in your school. Mainly it was this place you could upload your classes and class times to connect with people in your same classes….man o man, how things have changed! That’s not even an option anymore! I remember when it was only the BIG Colleges and Universities that had Facebook. In fact, when the smaller schools and community colleges were given access I remember it actually being annoying to me. haha little did I know it would not end there!
Next they opened it up to high schools…high schools? really? To this day I’m not sure that was a great idea. In fact, I think its just another way to make kids feel insecure and hurt when they see pics from parties they weren’t invited to, or find on on Facebook, likely after many of their friends have, that they boyfriend or girlfriend has dumped them. wahh so sad too bad!
Then the real kick in the gut: when it was opened to the world. All you needed was an email address. Wow so in an instant something that you initially had to “qualify” for is given to just any jo-shmo on the streets! And from there, well the rest is history. The 2000’s would be a much different place if it weren’t for the book! Nowadays, everyone from grandmas to charities, and races to every business that gets any business has a Facebook page, and that’s just the beginning! The people who aren’t on Facebook are almost looked as defective in some way…”you don’t have Facebook? Whyyyyyy?” And then of course there’s the rebels who shut down their profile. I tried to do that once, ok you got me-I tried to do that 27 times, but it never really stuck. I’m addicted, what can you say? Feel free to follow erinHasThoughts on Facebook….what, is that not cool? hehe
Do you use Facebook? Do you use it for personal or business purposes? When did you get it?
Posted on August 1, 2012, in Facebook and tagged addtition, book, buisness, college, community college, email address, Facebook, facebooker, FB, like, likes, page, posts, universities, weird. Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.